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Peter Dinda

Professor of Computer Science and (by courtesy) Electrical and Computer Engineering


2233 Tech Drive
Mudd Room 3507
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

847-467-7859Email Peter Dinda


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Prescience Lab


Computer Science


Ph.D. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

M.S. Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

B.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Research Interests

Peter Dinda is a professor in the Department of Computer Science at Northwestern University, and also holds an appointment in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.   He headed the Computer Engineering and Systems division for five years within the previous Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.   He holds a B.S. in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University. He works in experimental computer systems, particularly parallel and distributed systems, and has authored over 130 scientific papers, authored or is a major contributor to several large publicly available codebases, and holds five patents. His research currently involves virtualization and operating systems for distributed and parallel computing, programming languages for parallel computing, and empathic systems for bridging individual user satisfaction and systems-level decision-making. He is a Fellow of the IEEE. You can find out more about him at pdinda.org

Selected Publications

  • ... , K Pedretti, T Hudson, P Dinda, Z Cui, L ..., “Palacios and Kitten: New high performance operating systems for scalable virtualized and native supercomputing”, ... (IPDPS), 2010 IEEE ..., (2010)
  • SP Tarzia, PA Dinda, RP Dick, G ..., “Display power management policies in practice”, Proceeding of the 7th ..., (2010)
  • JS Miller, PA Dinda, RP Dick, “Evaluating a basic approach to sensor network node programming”, ... of the 7th ACM Conference on ..., (2009)
  • ... Lin, A Mallik, P Dinda, G Memik, R ..., “User-and process-driven dynamic voltage and frequency scaling”, Performance Analysis of ..., (2009)
  • L Xia, J Lange, P Dinda, C Bae, “Investigating virtual passthrough I/O on commodity devices”, ACM SIGOPS Operating Systems Review, (2009)
  • SP Tarzia, RP Dick, PA Dinda, G Memik, “Sonar-based measurement of user presence and attention”, Proceedings of the 11th international conference on ..., (2009)
  • A SHYE, Y PAN, B SCHOLBROCK, et al., “Power to the People: Leveraging Human Physiological Traits to Control Microprocessor Frequency”, 41st Annual IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Microarchitecture, (2008)
  • Y QIAO, FE BUSTAMANTE, PA DINDA, et al., “Improving Peer-to-Peer Performance through Server-Side Scheduling”, ACM TRANSACTIONS ON COMPUTER SYSTEMS, (2008)
  • B Lin, AI Sundararaj, PA Dinda, “Time-sharing parallel applications through performance-targeted feedback-controlled real- ...”, Cluster Computing, (2008)
  • Lin, B.; Sundararaj, A. I.; Dinda, P. A., “Time-sharing parallel applications through performance-targeted feedback-controlled real-time scheduling.”, Cluster Computing-the Journal of Networks Software Tools and Applications, (2008)
  • Lange, J. R.; Dinda, P. A.; Bustamante, F. E., “Vortex: Enabling cooperative selective Wormholing for network security systems.”, Recent Advances in Intrusion Detection, Proceedings, (2007)